Historian and Reenactor Brings Revolutionary War History To Life

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilton Library
Brubeck Room

Event Details

Please join us for a special Patriots' Day program when history will come alive at the Wilton Library on Monday April 17 at 7 pm. Historian and Revolutionary War Reenactor Col. Larry A. Maxwell will tell the story of how the Continental Army and local patriots managed to get around more than 2,000 Crown Forces in Wilton to oppose that invading force at Compo Beach after the burning of Danbury and the Battle of Ridgefield.

Col. Maxwell is the author of Sybil Rides, the True Story of Sybil Ludington, the Burning of Danbury and the Battle of Ridgefield. He is the Town Historian for the Town of Patterson, New York, and director of the Living History Guild. He was the Chairman of the Company of Military Historians and an advisor for the History Channel. As a journalist he won the coveted Associated Press Writing Award. His and his wife's (Rebekah Fitch) ancestors were original settlers of Norwalk, Wilton, and Ridgefield.

No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and the Drum Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Event Type(s): Library Program
Age Group(s): Adults

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